Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)
07/01/2011 to 09/30/2011
Manti-Lasal National Forest

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.
Report Contents (click to jump to a section) :
Projects Occurring Nationwide
R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Ferron/Price Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Moab/Monticello Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)
R4 - Intermountain Region, Manti-Lasal National Forest,  Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

Projects Occurring Nationwide  

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/19/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 09/2011 
Expected:10/2011
 
10/2011 Noel Schneeberger
610-557-4121
nschneeberger@fs.fed.us 
Description: The USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are analyzing a range of strategies for controlling gypsy moth damage to forests and trees in the United States.
Web Link:  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/wv/eis/
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
Land Management Planning Rule
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/25/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 11/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
12/2011 Larry Hayden
202-205-1559
lhayden@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Department of Agriculture proposes to promulgate a new planning rule, which will set out the process for development, revision, and amendment of National Forest System land management plans.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.usda.gov/planningrule
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Agency-wide Rule.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands.
EIS
- Regulations, Directives, Orders  In Progress:
NOI in Federal Register 08/27/2010
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:12/2011
 
01/2012 Glen Stein
208-869-5405
gstein@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/retardant/index.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. Nationwide.
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R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)

 
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Greens Hollow Coal Lease Tract
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 02/12/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 03/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
07/2011 Thomas Lloyd
1-435-636-3596
twlloyd@fs.fed.us 
Description: Ark Land Comapny has appled for a coal lease on non-leased Federal coal lands adjacent to their existing SUFCO underground Mining Operation. BLM assigned case # UTU 84102 to the LBA. BLM and FS are analying the effects of the proposed leasing.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25561
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M. Approximately 10.5 miles east of the town of Emery Utah and approximately 5 miles north of the SUFCO Mine portal.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Permit Renewal Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Snotel and Snow Course Sites
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/07/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue Snotel and Snow Course permit for sites on all the Ranger Districts on the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Ferron/Price, Moab/Monticello and Sanpete Ranger Districts). The facilities authorized would include those currently on the sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=30546
Location: UNIT - Manti-Lasal National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, San Juan, Sanpete, Utah. LEGAL - Manti-La Sal N.F. There are sites on all the Ranger Districts on the Manti-La Sal National Forest (Ferron/Price, Moab/Monticello and Sanpete Ranger Districts).
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Manti-Lasal National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)  

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
University of Utah Seismograph Stations Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The University of Utah wants to renew their special use permits for operating and maintaining five seismograph stations onto one unified permit.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34732
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Sanpete. LEGAL - DBD Sec 25, T17S, R7E; TMU Sec. 35, T17S, R6E; SGU Sec. 1, T19S, R2E; LEVU Sec. 16, T15S, R1E; ELU Sec 36, T13S, R6E. The five seismographs are scattered throughout the northzone of the Manti-La Sal National Forest.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Ferron/Price Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Castle Valley Ridge Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Lannce Sudweeks
435-384-2372
lsudweeks@fs.fed.us 
Description: Evaluation of existing and desired condition for livestock grazing management.
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. 20 miles west of Price, UTah.
Crandall Canyon Land Exchange
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 02/2011 
Expected:12/2011  12/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Emery County proposes exchanging 2.5 acres of NFS land for 7.5 acres of county land to give the County jurisdicition over the Crandall Canyon memorial established in honor of the six miners and three rescuers who died in the 2007 mine disaster.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34733
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Federal Parcel: Section 6, T16S, R7E. Non-federal parcel: Section 15, T16S, R7E. The federal parcel is located in Crandall Canyon adjacent to the existing mine. The non-federal parcel is located in Huntington Canyon along SR 31 approximately 12 miles east of Huntington.
Emery County Boardinghouse Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Emery proposed replacing its existing electronic communications facility at the Boardinghouse Ridge communications site with an upgraded facility.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34714
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - NW1/4, SW1/4, SE1/4 of Sec 25, T13S, R6E. Located on the Ferron-Price R.D. along Trough Springs Ridge Road at the Boardinghouse Ridge Comm Site.
Emery Telephone Trail Mountain Phone Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Emery Telecom seeks renewing their special use permit for a telephone line across NFS lands to Trail Mountain Mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34722
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 25, T17S, R6E, Salt Lake Meridian. The telephone line is located on an existing power pole running along Forest Road 50040 to Trail Mnt. Mine.
PacifiCorp Des-Bee-Dove Mine Power Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: PacifiCorp wants to have renewed their special use permit for the operation and maintenance of a power transmission and distribution line to the Des-Bee-Dove Mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34728
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 25 & 26, T17S, R7E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. The powerline is located approximately ten miles north-west of Orangeville, UT.
PacifiCorp Electric Lake Special Use Permit Amendment
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
05/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: PacifiCorp proposes reducing the minimum stream flow requirement out of Electric Lake Dam into Huntington Creek on NFS lands.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34730
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec 14, T14S, R6E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Electric Lake and its dam are located on private land approximately twenty-five miles north-west of Huntington, UT. About forty acres of the reservoir inundate NFS lands at the north end of the lake.
PacifiCorp Trough Springs Ridge Comm Site Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reissue a special use permit to PacifiCorp for the communication site along Trough Springs Ridge Road to operate and maintain an electronic data link at the communication site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34731
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Sec 30, T14S, R7E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located along Trough Springs Ridge Road.
Paradise Creek Access
CE
- Recreation management
- Road management 
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 04/2011 
Expected:05/2011  07/2011 Bill Broadbear
435-636-3516
bbroadbear@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Ferron/Price RD of the Manti-La Sal NF is proposing to construct a motorized trail in Sanpete County, Utah approximately one mile north of Potters Ponds. The trail would be about 1 mile in length. One mile of road would be closed.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35081
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Township 15 South, Range 6 East, Sections 32 and 33, Sanpete County, Utah. Proposal is located approximately one mile north of Potters Ponds on the Ferron/Price RD.
Pondtown Creek Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Minerals and Geology 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/09/2010 
Expected:07/2010
 
08/2010 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation of the Pondtown Creek abandoned coal mine through removal of coal waste and concrete, recontouring, and revegetation to approximate pre-mining conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31393
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T. 12 S. R 6 E., S1/2 SE1/4, Section 2. Carbon County, Utah. The project site is located 2.7 miles west of Scofield Reservoir and 1.5 miles west of the Forest Service boundary on FR 009.
Shalom Fuels Project
EA
- Fuels management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 12/14/2010
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice 06/2011 
Expected:07/2011
 
03/2012 Michael Scottorn
435-636-3327
mscottorn@fs.fed.us 
Description: The project purpose is to salvage dead Engelmann spruce and treat fuels on approximately 5700 acres, using mechanical equipment and prescribed fire, construct 30 miles of temporary road and improve ingress and egress in Little Swens Canyon.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35027
Location: UNIT - Price Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Carbon, Emery, Sanpete. LEGAL - T.13S.R.6E.Sec2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,32,33,34,35,36T.14S.R.6E.Sec1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,22,23,24,25,26,27.T.14S.R.7E.Sec7,17,18,19,20,29,30,3. Price Ranger District approximately 24 air miles west of Price Utah.
Town of Emery Water Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Emery proposes piping Emery Canal parallel to the existing canal into the town to improve the reliability and quality of irrigation and culinary water.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34723
Location: UNIT - Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Emery. LEGAL - Sec 21, T21S, R6E. The pipeline will follow the path of the existing Emery Canal.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Moab/Monticello Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beaver Allotment Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/13/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to manage livestock grazing in a manner that meets or moves towards the desired conditions defined in the 1986 Manti-La Sal National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34396
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. The Beaver allotment encompasses approximately 15,800 acres of National Forest System lands located about 32 miles northeast of Moab, UT. It is situated on the North and South Beaver Mesa and Polar M.
Bureau of Reclamation Seismic Stations
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 03/31/2010 
Expected:09/2010
 
10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The BOR proposed to install 2 seismic stations to monitor earthquakes.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32616
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. Carpenter Ridge area of Colorado - exact locations restricted due to sensitive nature of equipment.
Carroll Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Landowner needs access into private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32617
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S R24E Sec. 30. Near Mesa Guard Station just west of Loop Road on Moab Ranger District.
Grazing Reauthorization Brumley Ridge C&H Allotment
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 03/05/2009 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: To authorize grazing on the Brumley Ridge allotment with a five unit, deferred rotation management system with a season of use from 6/06 to 10/19 for 300 head of cattle using an adaptive management strategy. Update the Allotment Mangement Plan.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=31575
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. The allotment encompasses approximately 16,000 acres of National Forest System lands located about 16 miles southeast of Moab, UT. It is situated on the east slopes of the La Sal Mountains.
Kimmerle Uranium Exploration Drilling
CE

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- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011  06/2011 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Kimmerle Mining LLC proposes to drill 8 uranium exploration holes to a depth of 560 feet on Pine Ridge near La Sal, Utah.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35977
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 5, T29S R 25E. Approximately 3.5 miles east of La Sal, Utah.
La Sal Mines Complex
EA
- Minerals and Geology  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 12/2010 
Expected:07/2011  07/2011 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Denison Mines submitted a Plan of Operations Amendment for four underground uranium mines, known as the La Sal Mines Complex, to the BLM and Forest Service for approval. The BLM will act as lead agency with the Forest Service as a cooperating agency
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34565
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 5, T29S R 25E. Located approximately 3 miles east of La Sal.
Lackey Basin Aspen Restoration Project
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
Scoping Start 11/24/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Barb Smith
435-259-7155
bsmith06@fs.fed.us 
Description: Prescribed burn on approximately 3250 acres of aspen, aspen/mixed conifer, and ponderosa pine forest to stimulate regeneration of aspen clones on South Mountain in the La Sals near Moab, UT
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34264
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R24E, sections 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and T28S, R25E, sections 7 and 18 and T27S, R24E sections 34, 35 and 36. 5 miles north of La Sal, Utah in the Lackey Basin, Pole Canyon and La Sal Creek drainages, La Sal Mountains.
Leach Access Road
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 10/2010 
Expected:11/2010  11/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest will be analyzing an existing access road to a private inholding.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29979
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - Section 35, T25S, R24E, SLBM. Willow Basin in the La Sals.
Marcy Claims Exploration
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/10/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dale Harber
435-636-3548
dharber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Energy Corporation proposes to drill 76 uranium exploration holes to a depth of 250-350 feet in the Elk Ridge area.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32621
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S R19E Section 36. Elk Ridge area of the Monticello Ranger District.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Beaver Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26379
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T25S, R24E, Section 21. Adobe Mesa.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - La Sal Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26381
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R24E, Section 25. Two air miles NE of the City of La Sal.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Mason Draw & Springs
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26378
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S, R24E Sections 17, 21. Mason Draw.
Moab Ditch Bill Easement - Mill Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26382
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S, R24E, Section 29. Southwest of Warner Recreation Site.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Horse Gulch
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26370
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T26S, R24E, Section 32. Near Mill Creek Canyon Overlook.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Two Mile Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26376
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R25E, Section 3. Boundary of State and National Forest Land.
Moab Ditch Bill Easements - Upper La Sal Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 09/24/2008 
Expected:06/2011
 
06/2011 Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=26374
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T28S, R25E, Section 7. La Sal Creek, North of Doe Creek.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - North Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R23E, Section 28. Near NF land Forest Boundary off of FS Rd 129.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - North Montezuma Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation and stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R23E, Section 29. About 1/2 mile N of Dalton Spring and the trailhead of the Trail Canyon Trail.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - S FK of N Montezuma Cr
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R23E, Section 17. Junction of FS Rd 087 and FS Rd 357 about 1/4 mi S Gold Queen Basin.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - Verdure Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R23E, Section 27. About 1 and 1/2 mile E of Blue Mtn Ranch off Verdure Creek.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - Harts Draw
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T33S, R22E, Sections 14 and 23. Near Harts Draw Canyonland.
Monticello Ditch Bill Easement - SE Fk Indian Cr, Dry Wash Resv, Johnson Cr
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operating and maintenance conditons.
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R22E, Sections 8 and 30; T35S, R22E, Section 16. Near Aspen Flat Trail head; Dry Wash Resv 2 mi S of Cliff Dwellings; Johnson Cr off FS Rd 401.
Nizhoni Forest Restoration Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management 
In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 12/03/2010 
Expected:03/2011
 
05/2011 Tyko Isaacson
435-260-2092
tisaacso@fs.fed.us 
Description: Restore Ponderosa Pine in Nizohni Fire area (2002). Fire and/or mechanical treatments will proceed manual planting to create openings in suitable areas for planting of Ponderosa Pine, reduce vegetative fuels and diversify age and size structure.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34509
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T34S, R22E and T35S, R22E SLM. San Juan County aproximately 9 air miles north of Blanding Utah in the Abajo Mountains.
Proposed Communication Site Facilities
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 03/2011 
Expected:04/2011  06/2011 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello District proposes to authorize five new communication facilities at existing communications sites.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35166
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - Section 19, T26S, R24E; Section 20, T26S, R24E; and in Section 12, T34S, R22E SLB&M. The Bald Mesa Communication Site is located on the Moab Ranger District approximately 1 mile east of the Loop Road, Wilcox Flat Communication Site is located approximately 1 mile east of Bald Mesa,.
South Paradox Grazing Reauthorization
EA
- Grazing management  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 01/13/2011 
Expected:04/2011
 
06/2011 Tina Marian
435-636-3368
tamarian@fs.fed.us 
Description: The purpose of the proposal is to manage livestock grazing in a manner that meets or moves towards the desired conditions defined in the 1986 Manti-La Sal National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34397
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado, Utah. COUNTY - Montrose, San Juan. The South Paradox allotment encompasses approximately 25,000 acres of National Forest System lands located about 40 miles southeast of Moab, UT and about 4 miles west of Paradox, CO. It is situated o.
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Blue Jay Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 06/23/2010 
Expected:10/2010
 
10/2010 Dale Harber
435-636-3548
dharber@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Energy Corporation proposes to drill 64 exploration holes to a depth of 250-350 feet in the previously explored area near Woodenshoe.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32620
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - T36S R18E Section 15. Southern Elk Ridge portion of the Monticello Ranger District.
Utah Energy Uranium Exploration - Marcy Look Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
Scoping Start 05/12/2010 
Expected:10/2011
 
01/2012 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello Ranger District, proposes to authorize Utah Energy Corporation to drill up to 76 exploration holes in their Marcy Look project area. The area is located on unpatented mining claims on Elk Ridge.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32659
Location: UNIT - Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Unpatented mining claims located within Sec. 31, T34S, R20E. Marcy Look Project - south of Duck Lake on Elk Ridge.
Valley View Mine Reclamation Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/19/2009 
Expected:03/2011
 
07/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Reclamation would be accomplished by removal of surface structures, closure of adits and shafts, removal of debris, recontouring, and revegetation. Heavy equipment required would be a backhoe, front end loader, bulldozer, and dump truck.
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Colorado. COUNTY - Montrose. LEGAL - Montrose County, Colorado, T 48 N, R 19 W, S2NE4 Section 7, NMPM. Montrose County, Colorado, T 48 N, R 19 W, S2NE4 Section 7, NMPM. Access to the site is by taking FDR 0378 to FDR 4134.
Verizon Wireless Building and Tower on Bald Mesa
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  10/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: Verizon Wireless proposes to build a new tower and building with associated equipment on Bald Mesa Communications Site.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=32618
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District, Monticello Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand. LEGAL - T26S R24E Section 19. Bald Mesa Communications Site located on the Moab Ranger District.
Vision Mine Reclamation Project
CE
- Land management planning  In Progress:
215 Comment Period Legal Notice 06/18/2009 
Expected:07/2011
 
08/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Close and reclaim an abandoned uranium mine.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=28942
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Grand, San Juan. LEGAL - T 27 N, R 23 E, Section 35, NE 1/4, SLBM. Located approximately 15 miles SE of Moab.
Williams Spring Development
CE
- Special use management  Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start 09/2010 
Expected:10/2010  11/2010 Joel Nowak
435-636-3364
joelnowak@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Forest will be analyzing a proposed spring development for culinary water near Geyser Pass.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=29978
Location: UNIT - Moab Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - San Juan. LEGAL - Section 6, T27S, R25E SLBM. Approximately 1 mile east of Geyser Pass and 1 mile south of Mt. Tomasaki in the La Sals.
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Manti-Lasal National Forest,   Sanpete Ranger District (excluding Projects occurring in more than one District)

R4 - Intermountain Region  
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Camp UTIBACA Willow Creek Road Underground Electrical Cable Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:05/2011
 
06/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Camp UTIBACA requests a special use permit to construct, operate, and maintain an underground electric cable in Willow Creek Road to the private camp.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34734
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Sections 19 and 30, T17S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Willow Creek Road is located in Ephraim Canyon approximately five miles east of Ephraim, UT.
Dairy Fork Wildlife Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
- Watershed management 
Completed  Actual: 06/14/2011  06/2011 Daron Reynolds
435-636-3371
dsreynolds@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Sanpete District Ranger is proposing a mechanical treatment of approximately 2,806 acres of pinyon/juniper encroachment into sagebrush-steppe vegetation types to improve winter habitat for deer and elk.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=35042
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T.10S. R.5E. Sections 20-23 and 26-29. Dairy Fork drainage.
Mayfield Olsen Canyon Spring Development and Water Transmission Line Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Town of Mayfield wants a special use permit renewed for the operation and maintenance of Olsen Canyon Spring Development and Water Transmission Line for the purpose of transporting culinary water.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34744
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 11, T20S, R2E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Approximately three miles east of Mayfield, Utah near Twelvemile Canyon.
Sanpete County Horseshoe Electronic Site Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sanpete County Sheriff Search and Rescue want a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain electronic communication equipment on the Horseshoe Electronic Comm Site for emergency services.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34743
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 15, T17S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Nine air miles east of Ephraim, UT.
Sanpete Ranger District Ditch Bill Easement - Staker Creek
CE
- Land ownership management  On Hold  N/A  N/A Jerry Bird
801-236-3463
jkbird@fs.fed.us 
Description: Approve application for irrigation & stockwatering easement including operation and maintenance conditions.
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - T15S R6E Section 6. 3 miles west of Millers Flat Reservoir.
Spring City Municipal Corporation Water Transmission Pipeline Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Spring City Municipal Corporation wants a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain five spring collection areas and associated water transmission pipelines.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34749
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Sec 1, 12, and 13, T16S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located approximately three miles east of Spring City, UT in Spring City Canyon.
Sunroc Plan of Operation, Chicken Creek Surface Gypsum Mine
EIS
- Minerals and Geology  In Progress:
DEIS NOA in Federal Register 08/01/2008
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register 05/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
08/2011 Karl Boyer
435-636-3551
kboyer@fs.fed.us 
Description: Sunroc has submitted a Plan of Operation for the Chicken Creek on their locatable mining claims. The Forest Service must evaluate the plan and decide whether or not additional mitigations are needed to protect non-mineral resources.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=25520
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Juab. LEGAL - Section 34, 33, T14S, R1E and Section 4, T15 S, R1E, SLB&M. Approximately 2 miles East of Levan, Utah.
Utah DWR Deep Lake Reservoir Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: The Utah DWR wants a special use permit reissued to them for Deep Lake
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34736
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 36, T19S, R3E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Deep Lake is located in Twelvemile Canyon not far from Skyline Drive.
Utah DWR Shingle Mill Reservoir Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) wants a special use permit renewed for the operation and maintenance of Shingle Mill Reservoir and dam for the purposes of maintaining a public fishery.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34745
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Section 6, T20S, R4E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Approximately twenty miles east of Mayfield, Utah at the head of Twelvemile Canyon.
Wasatch Academy Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management  In Progress:
Scoping Start 02/15/2011 
Expected:06/2011
 
07/2011 Nathan Lewis
435-636-3515
ndlewis@fs.fed.us 
Description: Wasatch Academy wants a special use permit renewed to operate and maintain a day use environmental science classroom.
Web Link:  http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/project_content.php?project=34750
Location: UNIT - Sanpete Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sanpete. LEGAL - Sec 23, T13S, R5E of the Salt Lake principal meridian. Located approximately twenty miles east of Fairview, Utah in Fairview Canyon.
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